Archive of February 1, 2019

Sen. Sasse: Virginia Gov. Northam is 'a creep' with 'no regard for human dignity'

Feb 1, 2019 - 11:00 pm .- Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) told CNA that he thinks that embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), should step down from office or face a bipartisan-led recall campaign.

La. law regulating abortion clinics may head to US Supreme Court

Feb 1, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Abortion rights' advocates have asked the US Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Bill to ban common abortion procedure advances in North Dakota

Feb 1, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A bill outlawing dilation and evacuation abortions passed the North Dakota House of Representatives Thursday.

Ethical concerns raised as human embryonic gene editing continues in US

Feb 1, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A scientist at Columbia University in New York is conducting controversial gene-editing experiments on human embryos, according to a recent report from NPR.

Twice-excommunicated bishop loses appeal of hate speech conviction

Feb 1, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Richard Williamson has lost an appeal against his 2010 conviction for inciting hatred. His appeal was rejected January 31 by the European Court of Human Rights.

Papal visit to UAE is a ‘breakthrough,’ says EU envoy

Feb 1, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Jan Figel, the EU special envoy for the promotion of religious freedom, spoke to CNA and said that Pope Francis’ upcoming trip will “deepen the ongoing dialogue and sense of responsibility to the representatives and people of the second major religion.”

Pope Francis: healthcare should be 'at the service of life'

Feb 1, 2019 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that health centers should always be places of life, where the sick and suffering are cared for both physically and spiritually.

Colo. sex ed bill advances despite vocal opposition

Feb 1, 2019 - 10:22 am .- A controversial sex ed bill was approved by a Colorado House committee this week, despite significant concerns voiced by Coloradans at a hearing at the state legislature.

Michigan Catholic schools find formula to boost enrollment

Feb 1, 2019 - 03:28 am .- As Catholic schools in many areas of the country struggle to keep attendance up, one Michigan diocese has enjoyed a significant boost in enrollment, after the local bishop introduced a plan to prioritize Catholic education.